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Lot 60779

Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1978 Premier Grand Cru Classe - Pauillac 75cl

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Lot Information

Chateau Bottling

Wine

France

Bordeaux

12.5%

1978

Mouton Rothschild Auction

Bordeaux Wine Auction

Description

A bottle of 1978 Château Mouton Rothschild from Bordeaux's Pauillac appellation, featuring a label by Montreal-born artist Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002).

Despite its market prices equalling that of Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Mouton Rothschild was excluded from the First Growth status under the 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Baron Philippe de Rothschild called this a 'monstrous injustice', and some believe the Château was excluded as it had recently been purchased by an Englishman and was no longer under French ownership.

After intense lobbying, Château Mouton Rothschild was elevated to First Growth status in 1973, leading to a change in motto, from 'Premier ne puis, second ne daigne, Mouton suis' ('First, I cannot be. Second, I do not deign to be. Mouton I am'), to 'Premier je suis, Second je fus, Mouton ne change' ('First, I am. Second, I used to be. Mouton does not change').

This Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1978 sold at our online auction for £360

Condition

Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note wear and staining to the label and capsule.

Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

Fill Level

Upper shoulder

Approx. shipping weight

1.50kg
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